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Deficiency

A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.

deficiency

noun absence, dearth, defect, deficit, destitution, failing, failure to comply, falling short, fault, faultiness, flaw, foible, impairment, imperfection, inadequateness, incompleteness, incompletion, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, need, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, scarcity, short supply, shortage, shortcoming, sparsity, ullage, want, weakness
Associated concepts: deficiency assessment, deficiency bill, deficiency decree, deficiency judgment, deficiency tax, innome tax deficiency, liability for deficiency, mental deficiency, notice of deficiency, recovery of deficiency, tax deficiency
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficit, delinquency, disadvantage, failure, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, handicap, insufficiency, mediocrity, need, omission, paucity, poverty, vice
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Because of its effects on ceruloplasmin (a copper-binding glycoprotein), copper deficiency may also cause an iron deficiency anemia due to impaired iron absorption and reduced heme synthesis while iron accumulates in storage tissues.
In reality, those animals can't tolerate the levels of copper needed by deer; thus, giving sheep/goat feed to whitetails can create a copper deficiency.
According to Engle and Spears (2001), copper deficiency causes an increase in plasma cholesterol.
Copper deficiency has been reported to result in an MDSlike picture.
Our findings, plus information from the literature, suggest that copper deficiency could predispose people to develop myopia," Young said.
The patient was diagnosed with copper deficiency myeloneuropathy due to zinc toxicity from his denture adhesive.
Indications of copper deficiency in a subpopulation of Alaskan moose.
The influence of experimentally induced copper deficiency on the fertility of rams.
TTMo would be responsible either for the blockage of copper absorption as well as for its later tissular use, leading to a secondary copper deficiency.
Copper deficiency could be a result of either inadequate dietary intake (also termed primary copper deficiency) or due to impairment in its uptake (secondary copper deficiency).
Associations between copper deficiency and impaired brain function were noted nearly 75 years ago.
Copper deficiency can have a dramatic effect in the young growing animal, the effects in adults though are often more insidious but have major effects on productivity.